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Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

July 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Dixon Ranch traffic study debated

The traffic study for the proposed 209-home high-density Dixon Ranch project predicts that it won’t bump any of 21 intersections studied to another Level of Service grade by 2016. The 6,892 daily trips anticipated at buildout in 2025 don’t fare much worse. With no mitigation, the report predicts that only two intersections would fall a […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Dixon vote builds public trust

EDITOR: The Green Valley Alliance would like to thank Supervisors Shiva Frentzen and John Hidahl for leading the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors vote to deny Dixon Ranch on Feb 14. It was disappointing to see Supervisors Brian Veerkamp (Placerville) and Sue Novasel (Lake Tahoe) refusal to deny the project, in spite of the […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch

Following is a reprint of a 2009 Village Life story Charismatic frontier women defined Serrano’s predecessor Most of Serrano was once 2,800-acre Walker family ranch. It rose to prominence early in the century on the backs of colorful western characters that could be torn from the pages of Steinbeck or Stegner, strong-willed men and especially […]

Supervisors get preview of proposed project

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors hosted a conceptual review of a proposed housing development between Rescue and Cameron Park on May 23. Shore Springs Partners based in Palo Alto introduced Pomerol Vineyard Estates, a medium- to high-density residential subdivision on 130 acres north of Green Valley Road on the site of the former […]

Community-based process may be future of planning

Community-based planning is riding into El Dorado County on a wave of residents who want to have a greater impact on how communities are developed — or not developed. It is perhaps a logical outgrowth of the movement that began several years ago with the creation of Save Our County and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance. […]

February 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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